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Would you lose $183,826.22 if you slept in?

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Categories: PGA Tour

I was going to write some golf blog posts today, but I slept in…

I like Jim Furyk.  He’s a gritty player (#3 in the world) and seems like a nice cat.  Apparently he made a little boo boo this week though.  He uses his cell phone for his alarm in the morning, but his battery died.  He missed his Wednesday morning pro-am tee time at the Barclays by five minutes.  That made him NE (not eligible) for the tournament.

Quick math

I did some quick math.  Furyk has made $3,308,872 in 18 tournaments this year.  That averages $183,826.22 per tournament.  So he arguably missed out on $183,826.22 based on those numbers.

I can’t imagine being in a situation where I’d lose $183,826.22 if I slept in.  The worst it is for me when I sleep in is that my automatic coffee has already shut off and I have cold coffee in the morning.

3 responses to “Would you lose $183,826.22 if you slept in?”

  1. Byron Smith says:

    Ouch. This really hurts. Furyk seems like a real regular guy with a strange swing that only works for him. I like him. But this has gotta hurt.

  2. Mroz says:

    Come on PGA cut the guy some slack. 5 minutes?? Give me a break. He’s not some schmuck or trouble-maker for God’s sake. Jim’s a class-act that didn’t deserve this.

  3. David says:

    I think I would start using a wake up service. The cost is cheap in comparison to what it cost him.

    With this being the first leg of the FedEx Playoff, you would think that he would have made sure to be on time.

    The rules are the rules and you have to abide by them.